Woody Allen Settles Lawsuit

No crimes and misdemeanors here: Woody Allen agreed today to a $5 million settlement with American Apparel, the clothing company that used his likeness on a billboard without his permission. Not content simply with the check, Allen used the opportunity to say on the courthouse steps that he hoped the lawsuit "would discourage American Apparel or anyone else from ever trying such a thing again.” American Apparel president Dov Charney told reporters that it was not his decision to settle, and that the defense was controlled by his company’s insurer. Allen originally sued for $10 million.